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Going back to school can be tough after the lazy days of summer.
Getting back into the school routine can sometimes be a little hectic. Here are a few tips that will help make it a little bit less stressful on everyone:
- Shop Early – The first few weeks of school are very busy and unpredictable so be sure to purchase your back to school items as early as possible.
- Sleep Easy – Ease back into the school routine by gradually adjusting bedtimes (and wake up times) a week or so before to help everyone get back into the routine.
- After School Plans – Start discussing extra-curricular activities and homework routines so you can organize your Fall schedule.
- Have a Hub – Hang a calendar in a central spot where everyone can write down their activities and attach a folder for notices and permission slips so that everything’s in one place.
- Be Positive – If your child is anxious, listen to their worries but also pay attention to how you’re feeling as sometimes the parent’s anxiety can rub off onto their kids.
Going back to school is a very exciting time (for you and the kids) but it’s also a period of emotional adjustment so try and make yourself available as much as possible during the first few weeks. With just a little planning, getting back into the school routine can be a nice, smooth transition.
Open House: Saturday, August 19 ~ 1 pm to 3 pm
771 Briarwood Drive Saugeen Shores, Ontario
This stone bungalow is located in a family neighbourhood in beautiful Port Elgin. Boasts a covered porch, mature landscaping, and a fenced backyard. Over 1500 sq. ft. on the main floor, plus a finished basement. The main floor features a bright living room with hardwood floors, a spacious dine-in kitchen with walkout to the backyard, a large master bedroom with ensuite, 4pc guest bathroom, 2 additional bedrooms, and laundry room with access to the garage. The finished basement offers a family room with gas fireplace, 2 bedrooms, 3pc bathroom, utility room, and cold room. A nice place to call home.
A few simple precautions can secure your page against hackers.
Imagine if someone hacked into your Facebook account, changed your password and started posting inappropriate content. You’d be forced to sit and watch your reputation go down the drain. Here are a few ways to avoid a hack:
- ix38wq%Pc – Make sure you have a strong password with a mix of numbers, letters and symbols.
- Play Hard to Get – Visit the Privacy section under Settings to limit who’s able to view your profile details.
- Catch a Hacker Early – Select Settings and then Security and Logins and turn on get alerts about unrecognized logins.
- Extra Security – Visit Two-Factor Authentication in the Security and Logins section to choose an extra layer of security.
- Best Friends – Designate a few friends under Your Trusted Contacts that can help you get back into your account if you get locked out.
Facebook has various security features but they usually have to be manually activated. Once done though, it’ll be much harder for a hacker to gain access to your account and much easier for you to regain control in the event it does happen.
Consider the pros and cons carefully before purchasing a condo.
Condos appeal to everyone from young urbanites who want to be in the heart of the action to seniors who just want to relax and enjoy their golden years playing tennis and relaxing by the pool.
Families are also starting to gravitate towards condos as they’re an affordable way to escape the suburbs and move to a vibrant downtown atmosphere where various amenities are only steps away.
Aside from being affordable, condos are low maintenance as you don’t have to spend your weekends cutting the grass and cleaning the gutters. They also offer enhanced security features which are perfect for those who like to travel.
Convenience however comes at a price in the form of condo fees which can be costly depending on the amenities offered by the complex. That said, condos are often very affordable compared to single family homes, especially for those who are downsizing.
When you buy a condo, you don’t own the land beneath you but instead share a common interest with others in the complex. This means you’ll be subject to rules and regulations that can dictate anything from the type of planters you’re allowed to display to the kinds of blinds you can hang.
Joint ownership also means you’ll be in close contact with your fellow condo owners. Some people love the sense of community offered by condos but for those who value their privacy, it can be a difficult adjustment. Pets are another key consideration as Fido may not be welcome in some buildings.
If your real estate vision includes extensive renovations, condo living may not be for you as your options could be limited. If however you’d rather spend your time chilling by the pool instead of painting shutters, the low maintenance factor may be just what you’re after. It’s really a choice of freedom vs. freedom.